NXT lead commentator also missed Survivor Series.
Mauro Ranallo will reportedly not be at NXT tonight, according to John Pollock of POST Wrestling
During Survivor Series, Michael Cole on commentary said that Ranallo was set to be at the event, but his voice blew out and was unable to be part of the show.
However, this issue seemingly came from a tweet Corey Graves posted on Twitter during TakeOver where he wrote;
“Just for the record guys, I know you wouldn’t know it, but there’s actually a WWE Hall of Famer AND a former Ring of Honor Champion on commentary. I’d imagine they have a lot to offer.”
This was followed by Ranallo deactivating his Twitter account.
Corey Graves has since apologized on his ‘After The Bell’ podcast saying;
“A ton to get to this week as we do every week but before we go any further, on a personal note, I needed to address something. This past Saturday, during the ‘Takeover: WarGames’ event, I sent out a tweet. It was an unpopular opinion, as I often do with the intention of just stirring up a little controversy, maybe have something fun to talk about on TV or here on the show. It was maybe not the most professional way to go about things, and it was never meant to offend or disrespect or disparage anybody. That was never my intention. If it was taken as such, I apologize deeply. That was not my intention. I would never intentionally cause anybody undue stress, especially a co-worker. So, I apologize.”
Ranallo has not been heard since NXT TakeOver War Games on Saturday night. There is also no word on who could deputise for him tonight.